Jane on Her Own (Book #4)


Jane has a city adventure in this fourth book in legendary author Ursula K. Le Guin’s bestselling Catwings chapter book series, now with a new look!

Jane, the youngest of the Catwings, thinks that life on the farm is absolutely boring. Looking for adventure, she takes to the skies to explore all the world has to offer. But when she flies through the window of a friendly-seeming human, Jane finds herself captured—and forced to make TV appearances as Miss Mystery, the fabulous winged cat. How can she possibly explore the world now? Is there anywhere Jane can be truly free?

Design by Irene Metaxatos
Originally published in 1999 by Orchard Books

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“Another winning story in a series that successfully combines fantasy and reality.” —Booklist

“Will set fans of the previous volumes purring.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Beginning readers and young fantasy lovers will enjoy this satisfying, imaginative tale.” —School Library Journal

“Wanderlust, leaving home, the meaning of freedom—these are big themes for such a small book, but the author handles them with the ease of long practice.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Like its predecessors, this fourth installment of Ursula K. Le Guin and S. D. Schindler’s Catwings series manages to charm while hovering just the right distance away from sentimentality. That’s no mean feat for stories about adorable flying kitty cats.” —The New York Times

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